Most cars don't include rear in drl. Perhaps because of complacency in the industry - along the lines of "what is the cheapest light setup we can legally sell?"I’ve always wondered why daylight running lights don’t include rear lights.
@Ingineer might be able to help.Jokes aside, has anybody done this? If so, how?
Most cars don't include rear in drl. Perhaps because of complacency in the industry - along the lines of "what is the cheapest light setup we can legally sell?"
Perhaps stemming from the days before LED lights when always-on bulbs would cause more complaints and tickets for broken taillights? Although Tesla isn't known for following convention and being complacent. Perhaps it was just a range optimization for the first Model S gone overboard. Turn off the tail lights and the car will go 1 foot longer per charge - the same reason the did away with door pockets so people wouldn't sandbag the first Model Ss with unnecessary junk
When I was side rear ended I was not braking.Honestly, given that the tail lights and the brake lights are the same I wonder if always on tail lights would be less safe and make it less likely that someone would notice your brake lights come on when you were actually stopping.
And frankly, it seems likely that the times you would get rear ended would be the times when you had the brakes on anyway, so always on tail lights wouldn’t make a difference then either.
Stop lights and tail lights are not the same
I understand that they are not the same things, but in many cars they use the same physical lights at different intensities. I’m just suggesting that if the light is already on then it may be less noticeable when it gets more intense when you hit the brakes than if it was to come on from being fully off.
Look into brake light blink modules. This solution to your rearend attraction problem . Also might not remove the contrast between braking and not braking. That contrast helps people know you start to brake. I see them on cars every now and then when braking. They blink two or three times very rapidly on the onset of braking then go solid. Almost strobe like. They really grab my attention. Not to be confused with a hazard blink which is much greater in length between blinks.
I may have answered that all wrong, but that I think might solve the bigger issue.
Yes, and at the same time triggering a 150 dB rear facing megaphone saying "you are too close!" and cell phone app saying "stop texting, hit the brakes"What would be a neat idea is to put in a rear facing radar and if a car comes up too fast or too close light up the brake lights